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Oroya peruviana

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Oroya (or-ROY-uh) (Info)
Species: peruviana (per-u-vee-AN-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Echinocactus peruvianus
Synonym:Oroya gibbosa
Synonym:Oroya subocculta

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral DMersh On Oct 15, 2009, DMersh from Perth
United Kingdom (Zone 7b) wrote:

Saw this species offered for sale by a French cactus nursery, was claimed as being hardy to -10C.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 9, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Barrel cactus from Peru and Bolivia.. golden spines with pink flowers and yellowish centers. No info on cold hardiness

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Albany, California
Riverside, California



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